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Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) has published its report on provision of services for forensic examinations across Scotland for victims of sexual crime. HMICS Strategic Overview of Provision of Forensic Medical Services to Victims of Sexual Crime looking into how adult and child victims of sexual crime…
The Scottish Government has published a new ten year mental health strategy amid concerns of future mental health provison for older people. Addressing the Scottish Parliament, Minister for Mental Health, Maureen Watt MSP (pictured) cited improving access to services and supporting early intervention as key aims of the new plan…
New guidelines have been published to improve the way evidence from child and vulnerable witnesses is taken in court cases. Scotland's Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian, has drawn-up the advice around commissions; in which examination and cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses is recorded in advance of a trial to reduce their…
The number of looked after children in Scotland has declined for the fourth year in a row. Official figures show there were 15,317 children being looked after by local authorities as at July last year. The number is down 83 (1%) from 2015 and has fallen in four consecutive years…
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